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Travel industry looks to China, India, Brazil for boom
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China, India and Brazil are poised to fuel an explosion in international tourism in the coming years, showering money and jobs on countries ready for it, and trouble for those that aren't, industry leaders say. More



Busy March for tourism in Florida's Lee County
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The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel brand had a marvelous March, with visits to paid accommodations up 9.8 percent year over year. More

Nashville, Tenn., CVB launches recognition program
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In an effort to recognize the work of local hospitality employees, the Nashville Convention & Visitors Bureau has announced a new program that encourages visitors to nominate individuals they feel have made their experience in Music City extra special. More

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Coolest new tourist sites to admire and explore
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As destinations vie to create their own "Bilbao Effect," tourists are getting savvier about what to see and what to skip. It takes more than tall buildings and new museums to titillate today's tourist. More

Kenya Tourism Board opens 18 new offices worldwide
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Kenya Tourism Board Director of Marketing Jennifer Opondo says Kenya has many unique and positive tourism attributes that are yet to be exploited, and that increased funding can double the number of tourists visiting Kenya. More

  DMAI Spotlight


30 Under 30 program call for applicants ends 23 May
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If you're an all-star up-and-comer looking to attend DMAI's Annual Convention for free, your time is running out to apply for our new 30 Under 30 program. More



Matchmaker, matchmaker, make me a match!
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DMAI is introducing new matchmaking suggestions for meeting planners attending Destinations Showcase Chicago on 2 June. More

  Industry News


White House pushes travel post-recession while tourism industry says US needs to do more
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The White House has sought to reassure travel industry leaders that the United States cares about tourism and hopes to push the industry as the country recovers from a recession that left many without the means to spend as much on vacations and business trips. More

US Corporation for Travel Promotion names CEO
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The Corporation for Travel Promotion named Jim Evans, a longtime leader in the hospitality industry, its first CEO. More

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US visa system reform seen key to wooing tourists
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The complicated U.S. visa system hurts tourism and must be reformed if the United States wants to attract lucrative tourism from countries like China, India and Brazil, travel industry officials say. More

Atlanta wins tax case against online travel firms
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The Georgia Supreme Court has ruled in favor of the city of Atlanta in a dispute over hotel occupancy taxes owed by online travel companies. More

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Study: Uptick in foreigners' US travel spending in 2010
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Foreign visitors spent $134.4 billion "experiencing" the United States in 2010, or nearly 12 percent more than the $120.3 billion they spent the year before. More

  Best Practices, Trends & Technology


Creating ad campaigns for mobile devices
Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The mobile platform provides consumer engagement whenever, wherever — unlike the other traditional mediums. More



Job available: No experience preferred
Harvard Business Review    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
How important is experience, and should it be such a critical asset for hiring managers? More

  Destination News Digest


Cincinnati heads towards one of its best years for convention business
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Visit Denver launches $2 million tourism campaign
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Savannah, Ga., cruise ships could bring 1,400 jobs
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Indiana's Hamilton County pours $3.5 million into tourism projects
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Scavenger hunt planned to attract summer tourists to Jersey Shore towns
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  People


President and CEO announced for Little Rock, Ark., CVB
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New Report: Project 85 – The Drive Market


Project 85 is sponsored, in part, by the Destination & Travel Foundation. DMAI members: Receive a 20% discount on the full report, and learn who among drive-market travelers stops at visitor centers (and why!) in an exclusive free excerpt. For more information, go here.


Mitchell, SD, CVB director named to state Board of Tourism
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Chicago convention agency taps Las Vegas exec to lead sales
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Staff changes at your DMO? Contact membership@destinationmarketing.org to update your information.


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